This is the first exploration of how ideas of politeia (constitution) structure both political and extra-political relations throughout the entirety of Greek and Roman philosophy, ranging from Presocratic to classical, Hellenistic, and Neoplatonic thought. A highly distinguished international team of scholars investigate topics such as the Athenian, Spartan and Platonic visions of politeia, the reshaping of Greek and Latin vocabularies of politics, the practice of politics in Plato and Proclus, the politics of value in Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, and the extension of constitutional order to discussions of animals, gods and the cosmos. The volume is dedicated to Professor Malcolm Schofield, one of the world's leading scholars of ancient philosophy.
Author: Christoph Stumpf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2004
The volume "Church as Politeia" comprises fifteen papers which were presented at a German-British Research Colloquium of the Becket Institute in Oxford. In these papers the political self-understanding of Christianity is analyzed in its historical development from various denominational perspectives. The authors of these contributions are theologians, lawyers, philosophers and historians from Germany and Great Britain.
Author: John J. Keaney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1992-06-25
Discovered one hundred years ago, Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia is invaluable to contemporary understanding of Athenian democracy. As a historical record, however, it has been found to be so unreliable that some have questioned its true authorship, and it has remained largely ignored by those studying philosophy and literature. Keaney uses a literary approach to reassert Aristotle's authorship and to present the Athenaion Politeia as a document that defies the constraints of any particular genre--probably never intended to be a piece of historical writing. He goes beyond the traditional approach of historical analysis to consider the work as characteristic of a new and innovative genre created by Aristotle, that of empirically-based cultural history.
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1912
Sandys, Sir John Edwin. Aristotle's Constitution of Athens. A Revised Text with an Introduction Critical and Explanatory Notes Testimonia and Indices. Second edition, Revised and Enlarged. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1902. xcii, 331 pp. Frontis. Illus. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23952. ISBN 1-58477-004-X. Cloth. $75. * By the author of the standard comprehensive history of classical scholarship, A History of Classical Scholarship. This scholarly examination of the textual evidence of the papyrus of what is known to be Aristotle's Constitution of Athens, which dated from 328 and 325 B.C., is enhanced by notes that pertain to the legal aspects of the work. A thorough introduction surveys Greek political literature prior to Aristotle's time and that ascribed to him, and concludes with a history of the Constitution itself. While other scholars may have already deciphered the papyrus, this work is distinguished by the provision of the text with critical notes on each page, followed by the Testimonia, which contain further evidence on the text, in the form of quotations in Greek, often providing passages in full for immediate reference. With a bibliography and English as well as Greek index.
Author: Robert Bees
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Zeno’s Republic, a design of the ideal state consisting of gods and wise citizens, is subjected to a new reading as the vision of a society where life is lived according to natural law. Attached are the fragments with German translations. - Zenons Politeia, der Entwurf eines idealen Staates aus Göttern und Weisen, erfährt in der vorliegenden Studie eine neue Deutung als Gesellschaftsform, in der das Leben nach dem Gesetz der Natur verwirklicht ist. Beigegeben ist eine Sammlung der Testimonien.
"The Republic" (Greek: "Politeia") is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech," culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.
En un mundo sostenido por mentiras, tú decides: morir en la ignorancia o luchar por la verdad. Tras finalizar la Última Guerra se creó la ciudad de Politeia, fundada por los supervivientes de la masacre. Cimentada en los principios platónicos, la urbe promete ofrecer una sociedad ecuánime y segura para sus habitantes, pero su corrupción es inexorable. Ciento dos años después, un grupo de revolucionarios decide actuar contra las injusticias perpetradas por los Siete Sabios. En su lucha, reclutarán a cuatro jóvenes víctimas del sistema con el objetivo de desenmascarar las mentiras del régimen. En el camino, el grupo se verá obligado a solventar su inmadurez y diferencias para sobrevivir a los peligros que conlleva intentar derrocar a los más poderosos. Porque el mundo ha cambiado y cualquier error puede suponer la muerte.